Warning the following may not be appropriate to fashionable audiences.
Ridiculous seems to be the new Normal for me.
70's fabrics are jumping out of my stash and hijacking my normally subdued good taste.
After the loud 70's skirt, I thought my next project would be "pretty", or usefull, or perhaps even somewhat conventional. I bought the Ginger skirt pattern because I have now seen so many pretty versions. Even the ones that are a little unusual look like wardrobe staples (to me anyway.) I looked for fabric. I dug right past that nice navy wool (too nice for a first try) and pulled out a barely big enough bit of linen home dec. fabric.
This looked fun! Orange, mustard, brown and avocado, like really nice 70's appliances.
I had to cut the front as one piece to keep those pretty flowers whole. And I changed the waistband a bit and I cut it out a size smaller than recommended after comparing it to my last skirt. (Good thing I used a longer than recommended zipper or it wouldn't fit over my hips.)
And, I had to add a satin waistband lining to because I didn't have any more fabric and also to keep things from getting too thick. But the zipper still has to be persuaded to go up past that seam where waistband connects to the skirt.
I had to add an orange ribbon, just to break up the monotony a bit.
I have to say: everyone is right, Ginger is a special design.
My sister suggested a new home improvement plan in the comments when I mentioned that I have been sewing this instead of insulating my windows:
"How about a NOWFOSKOC "November One Window For One Skirt Keep Out Cold" campaign? Maybe that would result in too many skirts (is that possible)? NOW FOFO!! (November One Window for one finished object) would totally put you in total shape for Christmas."
I'm thinking OGECKO (One Ginger for Every Cold Kept Out). Umm, better get that window film out.
- Ginger Pattern: 16.00
- Fabric: thrifted home dec linen in stash 4.00?
- Lining: Cotton silk satin fat quarter, 3.50
- Time: who's keeping track?
- Zipper, ribbon and thread from stash
- 3m window insulation kit: 17.99 (See, sewing is a cheap hobby!)